Belleville is a very small town located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 3,023 people and just one neighborhood, Belleville is the 72nd largest community in West Virginia.
Belleville real estate is some of the most expensive in West Virginia, although Belleville house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Belleville is a blue-collar town, with 48.26% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Belleville is a town of construction workers and builders, transportation and shipping workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Belleville who work in office and administrative support (13.58%), healthcare (8.53%), and business and financial occupations (8.19%).
Because of many things, Belleville is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Belleville really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Belleville perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Belleville has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Belleville a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Belleville, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.45 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small town, Belleville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Belleville who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.98% of the adults in Belleville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Belleville in 2018 was $34,818, which is wealthy relative to West Virginia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $139,272 for a family of four. However, Belleville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Belleville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Belleville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Belleville include German, Irish, English, European, and Welsh.
The most common language spoken in Belleville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Belleville, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 48.3% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 98.4% of American neighborhoods.
According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is among the best neighborhoods for families in West Virginia. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 96.5% of neighborhoods in the entire state of West Virginia. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the neighborhood.
Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 91.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Belleville are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 66.7% of the neighborhoods in America. With 14.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 57.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 48.3% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 28.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (14.2%), and 8.7% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.6% of households.
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Belleville, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (26.5%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.0%), and residents who report English roots (6.2%), and some of the residents are also of Welsh ancestry (4.2%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (1.1%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (86.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.